HS14 Womanist Genealogies: Community Building through Education and Religious Embodiment


The womanist genealogies working group evaluates historically grounded conceptions of womanist praxis through a focus on Black women educators who maneuvered educational institutions from the dawn of the 20th century to the 21st century.


Active since: 2021

  • University of Rochester
  • Union College
  • St. Lawrence University

Group Organizers

Deidre Hill Butler

Associate Professor of Sociology

Union College

Mary Jane Smith

Associate Professor, History

St. Lawrence University

Cona Marshall

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies

University of Rochester

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